Josh Taylor Open To Working Issues Again With Jack Catterall However Solely At A Catchweight

Posted on 03/10/2022

By: Hans Themistode

A glance of uncertainty was plastered throughout the face of Josh Taylor.

Initially, the pound-for-pound star and undisputed 140-pound titlist believed that it doesn’t matter what Jack Catterall dropped at the desk on February twenty sixth, his efforts can be in useless. With Taylor strolling into their contest as a heavy favourite, the 31-year-old was totally satisfied that his necessary challenger was on the verge of a one-sided beating.

Regardless of Taylor’s ideas, Catterall proved to be a humongous thorn in his facet. Not solely was Taylor bleeding profusely following 12 shut rounds, however he additionally tasted the canvas for the primary in his profession within the eighth spherical.

No matter his struggles, Taylor managed to eke out a extremely controversial break up choice win. Even now, a number of weeks later, Taylor is bemused by the overwhelming notion that he was given a little bit of hometown cooking.

“Honest play Jack,” mentioned Taylor throughout an interview with Sky Sports activities Boxing. “He had nice techniques, nice recreation plan and he executed it nicely however I nonetheless suppose I did simply sufficient to win the struggle.”

An enraged Catterall stormed out of the ring and exited The SSE Hydro Enviornment as soon as the choice was finally learn. For Taylor, though he had little to no bother making the 140 pound tremendous light-weight weight restrict, having fought within the division since 2015, he admitted that he’s not keen to go the additional mile in an effort to make the burden. As a substitute, the slick and artful southpaw will strive his hand seven kilos north as a full-fledged welterweight.

With Catterall nonetheless acrimonious over the ultimate outcome, Taylor has supplied him an opportunity to redeem himself. With that mentioned, nevertheless, Catterall should be keen to acquiesce to Taylor’s weight calls for.

“Possibly we are able to have a struggle once more, why not? I’m definitely open to it. Almost certainly in all probability a catchweight. I simply can’t make the burden anymore, safely I don’t suppose. So yea, we’ll see the way it goes however I’m recreation for a rematch.”

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